English writing skills
Write a short description of what you would feel if you woke Christmas morning to not one present. Compare this to finding your Christmas wish granted had been granted.
Drawing and emotional intelligence
Draw a four frame comic showing the changes a thoughtful gift can make to a sad person’s facial expression.
List ways the class could work together to make a difference in the lives of less fortunate folk this Christmas. With your teacher’s guidance, implement one of your class’s projects.
Make a photo diary of how you all worked to achieve your outcome as a class.
Pic and poem and teacher notes by J.R.Poulter
We place our gift in Grandpa’s hands,
he’s having so much fun.
He reads his card and then he stands
and hugs us, one by one.
He says he’s feeling very proud,
he says we’re all so dear.
and then he reads his card out loud
so everyone can hear.
The ribbon’s lovingly untied
then folded in his lap.
The sticky tape is slowly pried
from every paper flap.
And now it’s time for us to start.
We can’t wait any more.
We rip our wrappings wide apart
and drop them to the floor.
Our fumbling fingers tug at strings
to get to what we need.
We open up our pile of things
at record-breaking speed.
The day slips by, it isn’t fair!
Why must it go so fast?
I wish I had my Grandpa’s flair
for making moments last!
Someone’s living in my Christmas tree!
A monster lives in my Christmas tree;
he shakes the branches at half-past three.
The tinsel swings from side to side,
the decorations slip and slide,
Tinkly dingles intermingle.
Even if I stand up on a chair,
I can’t see him — but I know he’s there!
Then I gave him a monstrous cake,
and now he’s got a tummy ache.
There’s no more monster in my tree
so Santa Claus can come to me!
Poetry Prompt #46 continued
Now we are in December let’s get Christmas Poems out there. There is only a week of school left this year depending on which state you are in and I’m sure teachers would appreciate great Christmas poems to read to their students.
Looking forward to your contributions.
Please send to: email@example.com
And this weeks quote, another from Mr Charles Dickens
Have a great week
A prickly issue
It’s great for mind and soul, they say
but look how scratched my nose is!
I came away so sore that day
I stopped to smell the roses.
Chocolate Box Planet
Let’s hope this won’t come as a shock
but Earth’s not made of solid rock.
Instead it’s like those fancy chocs
you sometimes get inside a box.
The centre’s dense and very hot.
And hard just like a hazelnut.
It’s mostly made from iron ore.
We label it the Inner Core.
The Outer Core’s a liquid goo
like runny toffee soft to chew.
The iron’s melted here as well
but wouldn’t taste of caramel.
The Mantle is a bit bizarre.
A kind of squishy-tough nougat.
It’s sometimes liquid sometimes not.
We call it semi-solid rock.
And finally the chocolate coating.
Thin and crisp and kind of floating.
Made from rocky plates that thrust
some bumps upon our choccy’s Crust.
Although our World’s too big to eat
and wouldn’t taste much like a sweet
a nutty chocolate compares
with eating through Earth’s many layers.
by Celia Berrell
C is definitely for Chocolate, so I enjoyed imagining a WORLD of chocolate … especially for Christmas!